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Editorial: The Downside of DeVos for Public Schools

Editorial: The Downside of DeVos for Public Schools

February 15, 2017

On Feb. 8, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education in President Trump’s cabinet. After a tenuous 24-hour protest led by Senate Democrats, DeVos won after a 50-50 tie in the Senate was broken...

Editorial: The Real Damages of “Fake News”

Editorial: The Real Damages of “Fake News”

February 8, 2017

“Fake news” has become a new buzzword for the ages. During the 2016 election, headlines like “Pope Francis shocks world, endorses Donald Trump for president,” “WikiLeaks confirms Hillary sold w...

Fight Oppression with Action, Not Words

Fight Oppression with Action, Not Words

February 1, 2017

This past week, President Donald Trump made an executive order which prohibits the entrance of citizens from seven Middle Eastern, majority-Muslim, countries for the next 90 days. It also suspends the a...

A Step in the Right Direction

A Step in the Right Direction

January 25, 2017

An estimated 470,000 people attended The Women’s March on Washington, D.C. this past Saturday. Sister marches, including one in New York City, gathered around 4 million people worldwide, including ...

Editorial: Wrapping Up Bias, Elections and Conflict in 2016

Editorial: Wrapping Up Bias, Elections and Conflict in 2016

December 7, 2016

As The Fordham Ram wraps up its 98th volume, sentiment among the faculty and student body is markedly tense. Faculty negotiations, bias incidents and presidential elections created polarizing forces o...

Editorial: Redefining Safe Spaces In a Post-Election World

Editorial: Redefining Safe Spaces In a Post-Election World

November 16, 2016

It is time to revisit one of the most contentious terms of the 21st century: safe spaces. For years, arguments for against these communities fostered in colleges across the country have grown increasingly...

Dissecting the Reality of Diversity at Fordham

Dissecting the Reality of Diversity at Fordham

November 9, 2016

The class of 2020 is the most “geographically diverse” in our school’s history, according to Fordham’s website. The university touts that more than 20 students are enrolled from each of the following...

Evaluating Our Scholarships

Evaluating Our Scholarships

November 2, 2016

By The Editorial Board Despite offering a high quality education in an expensive city, Fordham struggles to remain affordable to low income students. In 2015, The New York Times ranked Fordham 164 out of...

Editorial: Sender, Recipient and the Entire World

Editorial: Sender, Recipient and the Entire World

October 26, 2016

It seems to be common knowledge that once something is posted on the Internet, it is nearly impossible to erase. Students are time and time again instructed to be careful of what they post online. Emails...

Editorial: What the Sexual Assault Statistics Don’t Tell You

Editorial: What the Sexual Assault Statistics Don’t Tell You

October 19, 2016

With increased media attention on the issue of college sexual assault, the federal government has devoted more of its time and energy to raising awareness and preventing what is debatably called a “nationwide...

Editorial: Unfair Adjunct Wages Go Against Jesuit Values

Editorial: Unfair Adjunct Wages Go Against Jesuit Values

October 5, 2016

From the time Fordham students step on campus freshman year, it is clear the university’s identity as a Jesuit institution is a hallmark of the Fordham way. The university's Jesuit tradition dates back to ...

Editorial: Putting our Trust Back Into Journalism and the Media

Editorial: Putting our Trust Back Into Journalism and the Media

September 28, 2016

It may seem obvious that the media would defend itself against the never ending stream of criticism hurled in its direction. It may feel painfully trite for us student journalists to defend our profession...

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